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Barcelona shows how the ball is played

It looks like Mondays are not the best days to play against Barcelona. Well, probably not the Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday, but that is another story. Real Madrid was beaten in a Monday also on the 29 of November last year and with a score from a fairy tale, 5-0 for Guardiola & Co.

Last night, Barcelona gave a reply for Real who have had an incredible start against Zaragoza. The Catalans won a sensational victory after defeating by a score of 5-0 to Villarreal. The goals were scored by Thiago 25, Fabregas 45, Sanchez 47 and Messi 51, 74.

In this way, Primera Division shows why is one of the most disputed championships in the world with two titans who are willing “to fight to the death”.


Barcelona: Valdés, Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, Abidal, Keita, Thiago, Iniesta (Xavi, min.56), Cesc (Dos Santos, min.70), Alexis, Pedro (Villa, min.67), Messi.


Diego López; Zapata, Gonzalo, Musacchio, Oriol, Marchena, Bruno, Borja Valero (Camuñas, min.50), Cani (Wakaso, min.64), Nilmar (Senna, min.61), Rossi.

The games from this weekend are the ones scheduled on the second leg, the first leg being postponed after a footballers strike.


Delayed games causing problems in Primera Division

The fire started on the TV rights of the Primera Division. Matches of 30th stage of the Spanish first league have been postponed because of the strike teams, but not all clubs have accepted the decision.

The clubs that don’t support the strike are seeking for the annulment of a law that requires that at least one game a week must run free on a TV post that does not have broadcasting rights.

Spanish Federation (LFP) said, regarding the existing problems, that there has been no progress in talks with the clubs, the Spanish government was involved too. “Dialogue has been postponed till April”, informed the LFP.

If it will be a permanent decision, the postponement will affect the activity of the first two leagues of Spain, even if not all clubs agree with the idea. Some even asked a court in Madrid to grant the match dispute. Among them are Athletic Bilbao, Espanyol, Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Villarreal and Zaragoza.

Leg 30 in Spain:
Almeria-Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid-Sporting Gijon
Osasuna-Atletico Madrid
Real Sociedad-Hercules
Deportivo La Coruna-Mallorca


Europa League, what a beautiful night!

Manchester City FC 1-0 FC Dynamo Kiev (agg: 1-2)
Dynamo Kiev managed to qualify after a good game against one of the wealthiest club, Manchester City, a ten men crew this match, and just one goal scored.
After a reasonable 2-0 from the first leg for Kiev, City’s hopes sprung but the one goal scored was not enough.

Paris Saint-Germain FC 1-1 SL Benfica (agg: 2-3)

Another successful year for Benfica, no. 2 in a row, caught the qualification train after a good first leg, a well played game.

FC Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 FC Twente (agg: 2-3)
The Russians struggled giving everything they had, but, even with two goals scored it wasn’t enough for a ticket to the next stage.

FC Spartak Moskva 3-0 AFC Ajax (agg: 4-0)
Ajax was no match for Spartak offensive force, giving up three times before a final whistle. The Russians march in speed for the draws to the next stage.

Villarreal CF 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (agg: 5-3)
Leading 3-2 after last week’s first leg, and with some help from Santi Cazorla and Giuseppe Rossi lead the Yellow Submarine into the next stage of Europa League.

FC Porto 2-1 PFC CSKA Moskva (agg: 3-1)
Awesome start for the Dragons with a goal in the first minute, shattering all the hopes for Moskova. Qualification for Porto.

Rangers FC 0-1 PSV Eindhoven (agg: 0-1)
PSV managed a good game against the Rangers. The victory was well deserved and even with just one goal scored, the qualification was in their hands.

Liverpool FC 0-0 SC Braga (agg: 0-1)
Braga is the surprise in this stage, after two good games against Liverpool FC. They kept the one-goal advantage and with a more or less emotions they where the name in the extraction urn for the next stage.